2017 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES FOR NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS ANNOUNCED

7 First Ever Emmy Nomination for Israel’s i24NEWS and First Current Affairs Nomination for Sweden’s SVT
 

 

New York, August 7, 2017 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for the 2017 News & Current Affairs categories. Winners will be announced in New York on October 5, at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The International Emmy winners will be recognized alongside their American news and documentary peers.

The 8 Nominees span 6 countries on 3 continents. The countries are: Brazil, Israel, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Israeli network i24NEWS has garnered its first ever Emmy nomination in the News category for its French language coverage of the Republican National Convention. Swedish Public Broadcaster, SVT scored its first nomination in the Current Affairs category for an investigation into the Panama Papers. Additionally, Brazil’s TV Globo is nominated in both categories.

"In today's political climate, a free, fearless and independent media establishment is more essential than ever to the democratic process.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We salute the 2017 nominees for raising much needed awareness of critical world issues and events with their outstanding broadcast journalism.”

The full list of nominees follows.


 



2017 Nominees - News & Current Affairs



NEWS
 

Inside Aleppo - Battle for Aleppo
Channel 4 News / ITN
United Kingdom
The battle for Aleppo was the most brutal in the five-year Syrian war. A C4 News journalist & filmmaker was inside the besieged city with unrivaled access to the horror, chaos, and civilian tragedy unfolding.

Jornal Nacional - The Ryan Lochte Scandal
Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A.
Brazil
A dream team of swimmers were robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics. The tale fit Rio’s violent reputation and gained worldwide attention. Jornal Nacional’s investigative journalists exposed the lie concocted by Ryan Lochte and discovered the real story. Lochte later confessed and apologized in an exclusive interview in Globo’s New York studios.

Le Journal - Paris/Jaffa - Republican National Convention, Cleveland
i24NEWS
Israel
Le Journal covers Donald Trump's investiture at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland with special correspondent David Benaym behind the scenes of the event.

TV Patrol - Super Typhoon Lawin's Trail of Damage
ABS-CBN
Philippines
TV Patrol: Typhoon Lawin’s Trail of Destruction Super Typhoon Lawin (International Name: Haima) battered northern Philippines on October 20, 2016. It made landfall in Penablanca, Cagayan before midnight, and wreaked havoc in the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, La Union, Ilocos Sur, and nearby areas.


Current Affairs

101 East - Rodrigo Duterte: A President's Report Card
Al Jazeera English
Malaysia
A ruthless crackdown on drugs, allegations of thousands of extrajudicial killings, a war of words with world leaders - Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte is one of the most controversial leaders of our times. 101 East gets exclusive access to the man behind the headlines.

Exposure: Saudi Arabia Uncovered
Hardcash Productions / ITV / WGBH/Frontline
United Kingdom
This film reveals the hidden reality inside one of the world’s most secretive and strict Islamic regimes. Saudi Arabia is a key ally of the West, but with unprecedented access to an underground network of young activists, this film uncovers a society where opposition is beginning to take shape.

Globo Repórter - Art as Passport
Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A.
Brazil
In a country with so much inequality, the opportunity to learn art can transform lives. Young people in social projects in the favelas find new prospects for their families. Some have already started promising careers abroad, such as ballerina Ingrid Silva and trombonist Aline Alcantara.

Uppdrag granskning: Panamadokumenten (Mission Investigate: The Panama Papers)
SVT / ICIJ / Syddeutsche Zeitung / Reykjavik Media / Yle / DR / NDR / RUV / Première Lignes France
Sweden
The Panama Papers has become a milestone in the international fight against tax evasion and money-laundering. 400 journalists worked with the leak, including Sven Bergman and Joachim Dyfvermark. Their interview with the Icelandic Prime Minister about his offshore business was broadcast worldwide.


 




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The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy's yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Short-Form Series; Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances, Kids programming and Digital. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv
 




 
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2011 INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

First Time Emmy® Nominations in Digital Categories for Lebanese and Turkish Programs 

 
New York, February 22, 2011 - Nominees from 8 countries will compete for this year's International Digital Emmy® Awards, it was announced today by The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Emmys will be presented at a ceremony during MIPTV's Opening night festivities on Monday, April 4, in Cannes.

There are 12 nominees in 3 categories, Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction and Digital Program: Non-Fiction. The full list of Nominees from Brazil, Canada, Lebanon, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Turkey and the United Kingdom follows this release.

This is the first time that Lebanese and Turkish programs are nominated in the Digital Categories. Shankaboot, an interactive web series produced by Beirut based production company Batoota films in conjunction with the BBC World Service Trust is nominated in the Fiction category. Tilki, an interactive program produced by Turkish production company Zorzanaat Production is nominated in the Children & Young People category.

TV Globo Brazil receives 2 first time nominations in the Digital categories with The Voices of Araguaia in Fiction and Globo Amazonia: The Geoglyphs in Non-Fiction.

Also, 2 previous Children & Young People Digital Emmy Winning programs Reservoir Hill (KHF Media/ Television New Zealand/NZ On Air) and Battlefront (Raw TV / Airlock for Channel 4) receive their second nomination this year while previous winning producer Company P from Sweden, receives its second nomination for Conspiracy for Good, co-produced by Heroes creator, Tim Kring with Nokia.

"One need look no further than the stunning geographic spread of this year's nominees to understand the growth and power of digital media. We congratulate our very diverse nominees for their achievements in this burgeoning worldwide industry.", said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of The International Academy.

In addition to the presentation of the International Digital Emmy® Awards for the three categories, The International Academy will present a special award - the Pioneer Prize to Jon M. Chu, for creating The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers a global online dance phenomenon.

 
 



THE 2011 INTERNATIONAL
DIGITAL EMMY® AWARDS at MIPTV

NOMINEE LIST
 
 
DIGITAL PROGRAM - CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

Battlefront II
Raw TV / Airlock for Channel 4
United Kingdom
 
Paint Planet
Feelgood SFT / NRK
Norway
 
Reservoir Hill: Everyone Lies
KHF Media / Television New Zealand / NZ on Air
New Zealand
 
Tilki
Zorzanaat Production / TRT Çocuk
Turkey 


DIGITAL PROGRAM - FICTION
 
Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy
Submarine Channel / VPRO
The Netherlands
 
The Conspiracy for Good
Nokia / TKE Imperative / The Company P
United Kingdom
 
Shankaboot
Batoota films / BBC World Service Trust
Lebanon
 
The Voices of Araguaia
TV Globo / Lunática Filmes / NEONET
Brazil
 
 
DIGITAL PROGRAM - NON-FICTION

Embarrassing Bodies: Live
Maverick Television / Channel 4
United Kingdom
 
Globo Amazônia: The Geoglyphs  
TV Globo
Brazil
 
HIGHRISE: Out My Window
National Film Board of Canada
Canada
 
X Factor BEASTAR
Fremantle / TV2 Norway
Norway



About The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 50 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy's yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards Ceremony held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following fifteen categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Children & Young People; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv. 



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The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
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Tel: (1) 212-489-6969
Mob: (1) 917-754-0085
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